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Maximizing Efficiency: How Customized Temporary Access Roads Revolutionize Construction Projects

On July 9, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

When a project of any type requires you to traverse an area where no road yet exists, you’re going to need an access solution. In some cases, you may need to invest in creating a permanent access road for ongoing site access and maintenance. Oftentimes, you’ll also need temporary access roads to use for the duration of your site access project. Like any necessary resource, you’ll want to find a way to optimize this expense to ensure that you’re meeting the standards for quality and safety at the best possible cost. Below, we outline how to achieve maximum efficiency in your construction efforts and why customizing site access is worth the effort.

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5 Reasons Why Crane Mats Are the Right Solution for Your Next Construction Project

On July 2, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Safely working with heavy equipment depends on a number of factors. In addition to trained operators and crews, the ground must also be prepared with mats to handle the weight and dimensions of heavy construction equipment and protect people on the site. This is particularly important for cranes because they move large and heavy materials and must safely maneuver around the site. Using crane matting to create a level and stable work surface that cranes can rely on without the risk of buckling or sliding is a smart approach to creating a safe work site.

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Securing Tomorrow's Energy Today: Tips for Streamlined Construction Access to Solar Farms

On June 25, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

A commitment to sustainable energy has been a steadily growing trend for quite some time. But implementing new technologies, such as solar panels, on a large scale has proven tough for construction project managers. Coordinating the various teams and tasks requires vigilance and synergy. Corporate solar adoption has advanced significantly in just the past few years, with about half of all U.S. capacity installed since 2020. As the demand for solar farms increases, project managers must find the best ways to streamline solar farm construction by quickly learning what works and doesn’t work for these types of projects.

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Site Access Planning: 5 Essential Tips for Construction Project Managers

On June 18, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Site access planning is not the most glamorous component of being a construction project manager, but it is one of the most important. You are laying the groundwork for the rest of the project, and if you don’t get it right, the consequences can be significant. At best, you might experience delays when you’re not prepared for certain site conditions. At worst, you might encounter safety issues, experience unnecessary wear and tear on equipment, or suffer damage to your brand’s reputation.

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Keeping Project Sites Clean Using Track Out Mats

On June 11, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

There’s no doubt about it: construction sites of all kinds can get messy, and limiting that mess is a tough job. From removing dirt and mud to keeping materials organized, the more you can avoid messes in the first place, the less cleanup you’ll ultimately have to do.

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Is Your Workplace Grounded for Safety? How to Protect Against Hazardous Energy Using SAFESTEP™ EPZ Grounding Grates

On June 4, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Working on power lines, constructing and upgrading substations, and building new transmission lines comes with the risk of hazardous energy. Measures are always taken to ensure that lines are not energized while work is being performed, but this isn’t the only factor that contributes to hazardous energy. Understanding the potential risks and how to mitigate them is essential for protecting people at electrical utility work sites.

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On March 26, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Construction is challenging enough without dealing with difficult terrain. Crews often have to tame the landscape before they can begin the hard work of building. In certain situations, they also need to leave a minimal impact on the land. In swampy terrain, builders must contend with wet ground that won’t support heavy equipment while also doing their best to protect these ecologically sensitive areas. Fortunately, hardwood wetland mats can offer a solution, provided you know how to utilize them.

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On March 26, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Protecting ecologically sensitive areas such as wetlands is one of a builder’s most important responsibilities. This is why so many developers choose heavy-duty ground mats for construction sites where the presence of large equipment would otherwise damage fragile ecosystems.

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On March 26, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Between heavy equipment rumbling in and out of the job site, tools digging into the soil and the loss of ground cover, construction activity kicks up a lot of dust. While grime is an inevitable byproduct of construction, dust control should be a high priority for builders. Not only does the control of dust from construction and demolition activities benefit the general public and the environment, but it also helps contractors keep their machinery in good condition. There are many techniques companies can use for construction site dust suppression, including timber access mats and related products. When used as dust control mats, these can be extremely useful for limiting the amount of fine particulate matter in the air.

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On March 21, 2024 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

There are many different types of access mats, each one serving a special and unique purpose. Depending on what the situation calls for, contractors may use one or more types of mats to improve the functionality of their vehicles and equipment while reducing their ecological footprint. Because there is so much variation among the different types of construction mats, knowing how to choose the right access mat is critical for achieving the desired results. With that in mind, here is some basic information to help you choose the best access mats for your project.

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